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NJ Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Juvenile Aggravated Assault Attorneys in Morris County NJ

If a juvenile is charged with aggravated assault in Morris County, they will be forced to appear in the Family Division of the Morris County Superior Court to answer the charges. Although they will be heard in the Family Division as opposed to the Criminal Division, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office will still be prosecuting the case for the State. The aggravated assault statute in New Jersey is very complex. The legislature has chosen to break it down into different degrees. What degree of aggravated assault a juvenile will charged with will be determined by not only the injury suffered but by the status of the victim as well. (ie police officer, school employee, firefighter) If you or your child has been charged with aggravated assault in Morris County in towns like Madison, Dover, Denville, Montville, Rockaway, Jefferson, Roxbury or Mendham it is imperative that you speak to an experienced juvenile criminal defense lawyer immediately about your options. The Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall has extensive experience representing clients charged with various juvenile offenses including but not limited too marijuana possession, shoplifting, simple assault, criminal mischief, burglary and robbery. If you would like to come into our office and discuss your options with any one of the eight juvenile criminal defense attorneys on staff, please contact our office at 973.309.7050. We are available 24/7 to help assist in any way possible.

New Jersey Juvenile Aggravated Assault Lawyers

Just like it would be in the adult criminal justice system, the governing statute for aggravated assault is N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b), which states in pertinent part:

A person is guilty of aggravated assault if he:

(1)Attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury purposely or knowingly or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life recklessly causes such injury; or

(2)Attempts to cause or purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or

(3)Recklessly causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or

(4)Knowingly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life points a firearm, as defined in section 2C:39-1f., at or in the direction of another, whether or not the actor believes it to be loaded; or

(5)Commits a simple assault as defined in subsection a. (1), (2) or (3) of this section upon:

(a)Any law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his duties while in uniform or exhibiting evidence of his authority or because of his status as a law enforcement officer; or

(b)Any paid or volunteer fireman acting in the performance of his duties while in uniform or otherwise clearly identifiable as being engaged in the performance of the duties of a fireman; or

(c)Any person engaged in emergency first-aid or medical services acting in the performance of his duties while in uniform or otherwise clearly identifiable as being engaged in the performance of emergency first-aid or medical services; or

(d)Any school board member, school administrator, teacher, school bus driver or other employee of a public or nonpublic school or school board while clearly identifiable as being engaged in the performance of his duties or because of his status as a member or employee of a public or nonpublic school or school board or any school bus driver employed by an operator under contract to a public or nonpublic school or school board while clearly identifiable as being engaged in the performance of his duties or because of his status as a school bus driver; or

(e)Any employee of the Division of Youth and Family Services while clearly identifiable as being engaged in the performance of his duties or because of his status as an employee of the division; or

(f)Any justice of the Supreme Court, judge of the Superior Court, judge of the Tax Court or municipal judge while clearly identifiable as being engaged in the performance of judicial duties or because of his status as a member of the judiciary; or

(g)Any operator of a motorbus or the operator’s supervisor or any employee of a rail passenger service while clearly identifiable as being engaged in the performance of his duties or because of his status as an operator of a motorbus or as the operator’s supervisor or as an employee of a rail passenger service; or

(h)Any Department of Corrections employee, county corrections officer, juvenile corrections officer, State juvenile facility employee, juvenile detention staff member, juvenile detention officer, probation officer or any sheriff, undersheriff, or sheriff’s officer acting in the performance of his duties while in uniform or exhibiting evidence of his authority; or

(i)Any employee, including any person employed under contract, of a utility company as defined in section 2 of P.L.1971, c.224 (C.2A:42-86) or a cable television company subject to the provisions of the “Cable Television Act,” P.L.1972, c.186 (C.48:5A-1 et seq.) while clearly identifiable as being engaged in the performance of his duties in regard to connecting, disconnecting or repairing or attempting to connect, disconnect or repair any gas, electric or water utility, or cable television or telecommunication service; or

Penalties if Convicted of Aggravated Assault as a Juvenile in NJ:

Aggravated assault in New Jersey can be either a second, third or fourth degree felony depending on the facts of the case. If convicted of a second degree felony, the juvenile faces up to three years in Jamesburg, which is the prison in New Jersey which houses juveniles. If convicted of a third degree felony, the juvenile faces up to two years in Jamesburg. Lastly, if convicted of a fourth degree felony, the juvenile faces up to one year in Jamesburg. In addition to the potential incarceration, a juvenile Judge may impose monetary fines, restitution, anger management, community services and an essay on the dangers associated with assaultive behavior.

Juvenile Criminal Defense Attorneys in NJ

A juvenile convicted of a criminal offense, whether it be for aggravated assault, stalking, terroristic threats, burglary or marijuana possession could be facing life changing consequences. If convicted, a juvenile could be denied access to their dream university or their dream job. If you or your child has been charged with a criminal offense in Morris County, in towns like Hanover, Parsippany, Pequannock or Butler, the Law Office of Jonathan F. Marshall can help. Our team of juvenile criminal defense attorneys have the experience and skill set required to protect your child’s liberty. If you would like to set up a free consultation, please contact our office at 973.309.7050.